Only One Cyrille Regis

A celebration of the life and times of the inspirational black footballer Cyrille Regis, who fought racism and helped change football.

 Football Unites, Racism Divides and Stand Up To Racism are jointly organising a tribute to former West Brom and Coventry striker Cyrille Regis with an anti-racist event on Sunday 24th February 2019 - the day after the WBA meet SUFC at The Hawthorns - and just over a year since his untimely death in January 2018.

 The event, at the U-Mix Centre off Bramall Lane, will begin with three football tournaments - for young people, women and a seniors competition - followed by speeches and personal recollections about Cyrille's life. The day will kick off with the football tournaments at 2pm, with refreshments served at 5pm, followed by the indoor programme, and finishing at 7pm.

 Other activities being planned include:

* Films of Cyrille and his contemporaries

* Reunion of former playing colleagues.

* Local Caribbean and Asian football communities

* An exhibition.

* Commemorative programme

* Speakers: including former players and writers. Confirmed so far are:

- Brendon Batson, Cyrille’s great friend and fellow Three Degree

- Paul Rees, author of 'The Three Degrees' - Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendan Batson - the influential WBA players who changed the face of football in the 1970s

- Chris Green, co-author of Cyrille's biography 'My Story'.

- Steven Kay, author of a novel based on the life of Sheffield United player Rab Howell, the first Romany to play for England

 To find out more about the event, or to enter a team in the tournaments, contact Howard Holmes at FURD (0114 258 7787) or on 07973 414 722, email howard@furd.org, or Phil Turner on phil.turner22@btinternet.com

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